Baby Boy name with H

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  1. aaqucnaona This sentence is a lie Valued Senior Member

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    So, one of my older cousins is about to have a son and we are all chipping in with name suggestions. I seem to have recieved to short end of the stick here since I got 'H' but cannot find any cool names starting with H. Names like Alastair or Piers are naturally cool but all I have got are boring ones like harry, harold, hugh, etc. The only cool one I could think of is Hades but I doubt my cousin would name her son 'Hell'. So I am kinda stuck here, can you help me out? Any name with H which sounds cool or has some nice meaning or history to it?

    Ps. I know this might be trivial, but I am at the end of my wits; so do excuse a baby naming thread.
     
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  3. Promo Registered Senior Member

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    Haben Habib Habiki
    Hachi Hachiro Hachirou
    Hadar Hades Hadi
    Hadley Hadrian Hafiz
    Hagan Hagar Hagop
    Haidar Haig Haines
    Hajari Hakan Hakeem
    Hakim Hal Halden
    Haldis Halen Haley
    Halia Hall Hallam
    Hallan Hallmar Halyn
    Ham Hamal Hamilton
    Hamish Hamlet Hamlin
    Hammer Hammond Hampton
    Hamza Hani Hanif

    Source:http://www.babynames.com/Names/H/?starts=H&gender=M
     
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  5. aaqucnaona This sentence is a lie Valued Senior Member

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    I wonder if I should suggest Hades at all to my cousin. It is a unique name and she is an atheist too, I dont think the name would offend her, but would it have a negative impact socially? I mean, many people are still religious, would they subconciously be more hostile or negative with a person whose name means 'hell' compared to a person named, say, Christian [or even Mike]? What would your reaction be if you meet someone named Hades?

    Why did I have to get H! Oh dear.

    Ps. Promo, I have seen those by myself. I am looking for meaningful or unique names.
    Pps. Btw, promo's list has Hades in it. So maybe its not as bad today in the western world as it might be in 1st century BC Rome, eh?

    PPPS. Oh, how about Hawkin? Can it be used as a first name? I read its an English surname but also a Native American First name.
     
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  7. Promo Registered Senior Member

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    A friend of mine named his son Natas, I also know a Winter, Leaf, Spring and Valley. The current generation of parents are trying to get away from "traditional " names I think
     
  8. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    How about just "H"? Simple and somewhat unique.
     
  9. Promo Registered Senior Member

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    I like H, It has a MIB type feel to it.
     
  10. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    Your problem is that H is a letter and sound that does not occur in many languages. Among the Indo-European languages you're limited to the Germanic languages (English, German, Dutch and the Scandinavian tongues), Czech and Ukrainian (the only Slavic languages with the sound), Latin, Albanian and Greek. (I'm not sure about Welsh and Gaelic, and maybe some of the languages in our Eastern branch have it, such as Farsi and certainly Hindi.) Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, Hawaiian and Korean have it.

    There are others, but you get the idea. It's a rare phoneme.

    So if you don't like those English names that begin with H, you're in trouble. Hezekiah, Heinrich, Horace, Homer, Hiro, Heung. I can't find any H names in Albanian, but Hoxha is a surname.

    Name him after Han Solo?

    If your family are anglophiles you could name him after prince Harry.

    It's silent in French but he could be Henri.

    Hamlet? A proud name, I'm sure it's been done.

    Hussein is a pretty popular name in some parts of the world.

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  11. Jeeves Valued Senior Member

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    Heracles, Hercule, Herkules
    Hal (like the computer in 2001)
    Hammurabi
    Hex
    Habakkuk
    Hurricane (in case he grows up to be a wrestler or pilot)
     
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  13. aaqucnaona This sentence is a lie Valued Senior Member

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    I see. Thats cool. Any names like those, anyone? We can use those words with H which might be nouns but not used as names. It might turn up something unique.
     
  14. aaqucnaona This sentence is a lie Valued Senior Member

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    I dunno, would it work? I meant its cool for a nickname, but what of a interview? "Here's my resume, my name's H."
    Would that be considered odd? Would it be too simple a name for his peers too?
     
  15. aaqucnaona This sentence is a lie Valued Senior Member

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    Um, those are a lot of languages. In what way is H rare? And how come other languages didnt think of a sound like H? Its pretty simple a sound, yes? I gotta give it to the islamophobia in the popular media coz even a young secular humanist like me had kinda second thoughts on suggesting 'Hussein' as a name. Oh well.

    Anyway, how about Hadwin? Its sounds like a rare historical name. It means battle friend. Any other such rare names you can think of? How about the 'new' names Promo mentioned? Any nouns we could repurpose as first names?
     
  16. aaqucnaona This sentence is a lie Valued Senior Member

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    Hm. I like Hal and Hex both quite a bit. Sounds like it would be a psuedonym of a dubstep producer. Might fit well into the new and emerging cultures. How about Haydn or Halcyon?
     
  17. aaqucnaona This sentence is a lie Valued Senior Member

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  18. aaqucnaona This sentence is a lie Valued Senior Member

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    Seriously people, could a name like Hades or Helios work?
     
  19. R1D2 many leagues under the sea. Valued Senior Member

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    I think Hector, or Harold sounds good. Or you could go with Hermin/Herman, or Halloway...

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  20. R1D2 many leagues under the sea. Valued Senior Member

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    There is a newspaper cartoon I've seen called Hagar. Or you could go with the Egyptian god name Horace
     
  21. seagypsy Banned Banned

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    why not name him "Honor" there is no reason a name has to be a traditional name. And "Honor" can't offend anyone that I can think of.

    You seem stuck on Hades. If you really like Hades, then suggest Hades. You don't need our permission lol.
     
  22. aaqucnaona This sentence is a lie Valued Senior Member

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    I amnt stuck on it. Actually, I rather like Hadwin, Hex and Halcyon [with Hal for short]. What I meant to discuss was whether a name like Hades would affect people negatively in social and business contexts. In a world where religion is quickly losing its meaning, such subconcious things will be important to notice. It is an interesting linguistic point related to the conversation.
     
  23. seagypsy Banned Banned

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    Hades could limit the kid's ability to mingle among the superstitious, but that can be a good thing. He wouldn't likely be mr popular at a church lol. But I wouldn't expect him to win any major elections with that name. But who likes politicians anyway. I see people with names similar, like Lucian, Lucious, and such usually living or hanging out among artists and those with dark lifestyles. Like those who believe they are vampires. But I do love the old latin sounding names. Maybe consider names from Greek or Roman mythology as well.

    I suggested Honor simply because there isn't enough of it in the world. of course if he grows up to be a pathological liar the irony would be painful.
     

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